Florida Center for Cybersecurity

Which industries are affected by cyber threats and cyberattacks?

In a globally connected world, increasingly evolving and expanding with the Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity permeates and affects every aspect of our lives and significantly impacts many critical industries:

• Financial Services
• Healthcare
• Retail
• Education
• Transportation
• Energy

Why should I consider a career path in cybersecurity?

The demand for skilled and talented Cybersecurity professionals has made the Cybersecurity career path one of the most lucrative, in-demand and high-paying paths available.

Why was the University of South Florida (USF) selected to host the Florida Center for Cybersecurity?

USF was selected as the host for the Florida Center for Cybersecurity because of its close proximity to

• The I-4 corridor
• MacDill Air Force Base
• Critical Industry Leaders

How does the Florida Center for Cybersecurity support innovative education, research projects, and outreach initiatives? 

FC2 assisted in launching an innovative, interdisciplinary cybersecurity educational program and now supports the following USF cybersecurity educational opportunities:

• Master of Science in Cybersecurity
• Cybersecurity-specialized Graduate Certificates
• Cybersecurity Industry-recognized Certifications

FC2 will support all 12 SUS institutions in sharing information in an innovative way, making Florida the Cyber State. FC2 currently provides an informational e-newsletter to share information to the public at our homepage: thefc2.org.   

FC2 helps leverage cybersecurity research and development opportunities through grant programs, research symposiums, and by supporting educational research projects with cutting-edge technology.

"There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked." --Former FBI Director Robert Meuller III.